After School Drop-In

If your child would like a warm space to do their homework or a nice place to read their school books, then drop-in on Thursday from 3.45pm to 5pm at Ruddington Library. Please note: parental supervision is required if children are 8 or under. For more information about the Thursdays after school drop-in session, please contact Inspire. Disclaimer: RUDDINGTON.info publish all diary events in good faith and can’t be held responsible for any changes or cancellations of the activity. We run our calendar as a community service and details were correct at…

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Wildlife Watch Group for Kids

How about a “fun, wild and fantastic time for kids”? Children aged between 8 and 12, from the village and beyond, can get involved with 2-hour nature sessions run by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Rushcliffe Wildlife Watch group meets monthly (except in August) at 11am usually at our Country Park on the second Saturday, outside the Education Centre by the lake. Leader Geoff East from the Trust says: “Watch groups are like a wild club for kids, packed full of wildlife activities and aimed at 8 to 12 year-olds, though we can…

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Merry Christmas Ruddington!

After an especially busy build-up to the festive celebrations in our village this year, now that COVID-19 restrictions are well behind us, Christmas Day 2022 is finally here… with those ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ only just beginning. The team at RUDDINGTON.info would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers, contributors and valued village advertisers the full compliments of the season. Without you, our truly local community website would not exist, so we thank you for your continuing support. We’d also like to share this slideshow of some…

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Festive Wildlife Watch Group for Kids

Children make your own Christmas decorations for your home or tree! This 11am event will still be outdoors for children aged between 8 and 12, but it’ll have a festive theme so wrap up warmly for a couple of hours of fun at Rushcliffe Country Park. The session is run by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. It plans to give youngsters a Christmas experience to collect useful items from outside for creating Christmas willow wreaths, decorations and cards. It’s a good opportunity organisers say to “think about how wild animals and birds cope…

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Christmas 2022 in Ruddington

After the ‘lockdown’ Christmas of 2020, and the rather restrained festive season of 2021, Ruddington’s celebrations in 2022 look as if they might just be the biggest and best ever! That’s certainly the case for this weekend’s ‘Ruddington Christmas Market’ (on Saturday December 3rd) which, as previously reported, will comprise over a hundred indoor and outdoor stalls of food, drink and gifts, two covered pop-up bars and stages of live music, and children’s activities. Now organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) it will take place along both High Street and Church Street (road closures…

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Village Centre Traders’ Trick or Treat!

Ruddington businesses are helping families to get into the Hallowe’en mood this weekend with their very own ‘Trick or Treat’ trail around our village centre. Co-ordinated by Alex Preston of The Bottle Top (pictured), this Saturday’s event (29th October 2022) has been organised as a safe and fun way for our village youngsters to fill up their baskets and buckets. Alex explains: “23 Ruddington traders have bags of sweets and treats ready for you to collect. Look out for the posters in participating shop windows – or pop in to collect a list…

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Wildlife Watch Group for Kids

Come and help to refurbish the Michelin 5-star Bug Hotel – a luxury place for any snail or slug to live in at Rushcliffe Country Park! This is a fun, outdoor event for children aged between 8 and 12, from the village and beyond, to get involved with for a couple of hours. It is run by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust: “This session is all about the renovation of our Bug Hotel, which needs some tender loving care. In addition to helping all the invertebrates in the park, we thought it would…

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Kids’ Holiday Reading Challenge

With our ‘schools out for summer’, village children aged 4 to 11 are now being invited to get involved with this year’s ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ at Ruddington Library. The aim is to read six books or more between now and September 4th. The 2022 Challenge has been developed by The Reading Agency in partnership with The Science Museum Group. Called ‘Gadgeteers’, it is a science-filled reading adventure allowing children to explore the science of the world around them. Through taking part in the Challenge, with a free pack from our library,…

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Wildlife Watch Group for Kids

How about a “fun, wild and fantastic time for kids”? Children aged between 8 and 12, from the village and beyond, can get involved with 2-hour nature sessions run by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Their Rushcliffe Wildlife Watch group meets monthly (except in August) at 11am usually at our Country Park on the second Saturday, outside the Education Centre by the lake. Leader Geoff East from the Trust says: “Watch groups are like a wild club for kids, packed full of wildlife activities and aimed at 8 to 12 year-olds, though we can…

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Christmas in Ruddington

As December begins, for most of us the festive season ahead is likely to be a rather different affair to the one we’d normally be able to enjoy. Even if Ruddington drops from Tier 3 to Tier 2 in mid-December, followed by the Government’s promised five days of even looser COVID-19 restrictions over Christmas, the threat of Coronavirus will still be looming large over everything we do. However, a number of ‘low risk’ activities and initiatives are taking place this month in our village to try to get Ruddingtonians into…

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